Published on September 08, 2022

Breast Care

The Pella Regional Breast Care Program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery for breast health issues. Our team of physicians and medical professionals are dedicated to helping women maintain and regain their best health. We coordinate care right here so you can stay close to home.

We are here with you for your entire journey!

Our services include:

Women's Imaging

The Women’s Imaging Center, made possible by a donation from Pella Corporation, is designed to provide a calming, tranquil environment for women to have their mammograms and other diagnostic imaging services.

Women’s imaging services include digital and 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), breast ultrasound and bone density evaluation for osteoporosis. The testing is located adjacent to the waiting area.

3D Mammography • Breast MRI • Breast Ultrasound • Bone Density

Breast Surgery

Our surgery care team is focused on your specific health needs. As a community-based hospital system, Pella Regional’s goal is comfortable, compassionate care close to home but with amenities and services found in larger systems.

General Surgeon J.D. Welander, MD collaborates with Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Timothy Schurman, MD to perform breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction under one anesthesia at Pella Regional Health Center, allowing women to stay close to home and the support of family and friends when in need of breast care services.

For more information about what to expect about your surgical experience click here.

For more information about the types of breast cancer surgery, click to visit the Patient Guide from the American College of Surgeons.

Learn more about Breast Reconstruction.

Dr. Welander Dr. Schurman

Physical, Occupational and Lymphedema Therapy

After breast surgery therapy may be recommended to help you regain strength and help with lymphedema symptoms. Pella Regional's therapy team can help you return to your best lifestyle.

Genetic Counseling & Testing

Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.

Pella Regional providers determine the need for genetic testing by going through a screening questionnaire as there are certain criteria that put patients more at risk. The testing involves a lab draw and a phone call with a genetic counselor and, if the lab test comes back positive, your provider will work with you to determine next steps.


Oncologists also work closely with oncology and infusion certified nurses to coordinate care. This may include chemotherapy, biologic and immunotherapy infusions, iron infusions, and hormone injections.

Pella Regional partners with Mission Cancer + Blood to provide medical oncology services in Pella.

Mathew Wehbe, MD  Brugioni

Breast Cancer Support Resources

American Psychosocial Oncology Society

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Young Survivors Coalition

Breast Care Navigator - Kimberly Pearson, RN

Kim Pearson, RN Breast Care Navigator

After my own journey through breast cancer, I was called to help others as they too navigate what can be a very difficult time. As a nurse navigator I am here to help with physical, mental and spiritual care needs so breast cancer patients can get back to their best health.

Rosa's Breast Cancer Survivorship Story

Watch Rosa Veenstra's breast cancer story and the importance of annual mammograms.

Our Location & Hours

Our Location

Surgical Partners Clinic
405 Monroe St, Lower Level
Pella, IA 50219

Our Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 to 5:00

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 641.628.6772.